How Much Should I Sell My Artwork For?
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I recently held my end of year show exhibition at college, and somebody has offered to buy my work from me.
They are a series of three digital prints, in frames.
They were originally my very own spray painted images using stencils. they were then digitally enhanced by myself, with otherthings involved in the picture.
But i have no idea how much to ask for???
or how to get the most that i can for them??
Also the size. Middle piece about 27 by 20 inches. (Frame)
The smaller 2 are about 16 by 20 inches (Frame)
Actual image is printed on size A3
It depends on multiple criteria, my friend.
Since they’re prints it’s important to know what kind of edition size you are producing. Since they’re digital prints, the edition size could essentially be limitless. Therefore, they’re really not terribly valuable since you can make them at your will and on essentially any paper surface (unlike an etching, for example).
If you vow to make only 10 copies, or only 1 copy of each, then the value could easily grow.
You should ask your teachers what artwork typically sells for as a result of your required school art exhibit. They should probably have discussed that with you before the exhibit… strange they didn’t. Normally, you’ll see prices beside each work in a student’s exhibit.
Given that they are digital prints, you can’t expect much. If they were the original spray painted source images, you could obviously price them much higher. You should account for the frames in your price as well so that you don’t LOSE money.
I sell digital prints of my original paintings for $10 – $40 depending upon the size. In a gallery setting, versus selling your work online, you can get away with charging more. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel without seeing the works in person, but I’ll go ahead and offer a suggestion.
For the 27×20 framed print you might charge $50 (NOT including the cost of the frame, which you should factor in). For the smaller ones, how about $35 (PLUS the cost of the frames).
It may be that you could get away with charging more, but I’d hate for you scare away your potential customer(s). They are, after all, reproductions. For the originals, you might charge something like $300 and $200, respectively.